Who We Serve

 FEED MY PEEPS SERVES THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI:

  • Butterfly Haven – A network for foster families in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area
  • Food Pantries – We serve several small food pantries in East St. Louis
  • Campaign 4 Christ – Serving the homeless in Downtown, St. Louis
  • Mount Grace Convent – Serving the Pink Sisters in North City supporting their neighbors
  • Carondelet Retirement Community – A special needs group home in South City
  • Missionaries of Charity – A soup kitchen in North City serving those in need
  • Haven Street at The Connection – A community serving families in South City
  • Epworth Youth Center – Serving at risk teens from 12 years to 21 years in Normandy
  • Higher Heights Ministry – Serving families with limited resources in North City
  • Second Blessing Pantry – Serving families with limited resources in Franklin County
Second Blessings Food Fall
Abundant food fall to our friends at Second Blessing Pantry in Union, MO. Fresh eats for all!

FEED MY PEEPS SERVES THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATION IN NORTHERN, VIRGINIA:

*El Taller Del Maestro with Pastora Yenisel Lambert

Yenisel Outreach

 


 

TESTIMONIALS

From Maria Larsen at Butterfly Haven:

“Feed My Peeps” has played an instrumental part of providing food, clothing, toys, medical supplies, volunteering their time and other various resources to make a difference for our foster children and foster families.”

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FEED MY PEEPS is honored that Becky Stephens has joined as a member on our Board of Directors.  She is a cancer survivor with a ginormous heart to serve others.  Becky is a Hospice Nurse dedicated to helping families as a loved one crosses over.  She also has a seasoned background of working as a Psychiatric Nurse Manager and Emergency Room Nurse.  Becky was awarded Employee of the Year for her dedication and love toward her patients.

Becky received a four year diploma from Living Faith Training Center in Manassas, Virginia.  She is now leading an Alumnni Class to help graduates continue to stay connected and go deeper in their walk with the Lord.

Becky has served and ministered to the homeless in Manassas and Woodbridge for two years.  She brings the message the First Sunday of each month to a homeless camp.

Becky organized a food drive which successfully brought over 1,000 items to a local small trailer park.  It was such a blessing to kick start this pantry for a neglected community.

Please welcome and congratulate Becky as she helps to lead our little charity that could in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

Amrita & Lulu

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FEED MY PEEPS takes a team of loving volunteers into Washington, DC monthly.  We offer hugs, hope and a hand up to those in need.  We serve clothes, food, toiletries, shoes and even stuffed animals to our homeless friends in Franklin Square.  We share the love of Christ to the lost.  We would love your help?  Can you host a jeans drive for us?  Jeans are Gold.  We’re always seeking bottled water and prepacked snacks.  Jump in and join us for street outreach.  You really can’t put a price tag on compassion.  Please contact Jaxs at 314-452-8578 for dates and more information.

DC OUTREACH Team

Little Girl & baby doll in DC

Jenn Young Bio Pic

We’re proud to introduce Jennifer Young to the FEED MY PEEPS family.  She will help lead us in our outreach efforts in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

Jennifer is a nutrition and health expert based in Virginia.  Her focus is on maintaining wellness through natural means and supplementation on resolving issues, such as, gastrointestinal distress, autoimmune distress and food allergies.  Her skills are also sought by athletes and parents  who participate in competitive sports.  Her clientele is diverse, as almost anyone can benefit from her knowledge and services.

Jennifer is passionate to help the homeless community and those struggling with abusive relationships.  Jennifer knows first hand how to be a survivor and is fortunate to help in local outreach efforts, civic groups and food pantries.  She has a heart for philanthropy.

Congratulations and Welcome!

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God gave me FEED MY PEEPS on a mountain in Kenya Africa 2011.  We had no idea that this special boy named James Koech would change our lives forever.  God wanted Koech more.  He passed away after returning to his family in Africa.  We serve now in three states because Koech showed me hungry kids and little ones with no clothes in the remote areas of Kenya.  God has no boundaries.  We serve because of Koech and Matthew 25:35.  Please read more about our testimony with Koech by clicking on “WHO WE ARE.”koech village parae

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Birthday Cake in Kenya

Orphans in Africa

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I met a special person at a homeless camp in Northern Virginia not long ago that had made some poor decisions. This person worked really hard to stay focused and finally landed gainful employment. We have a great team that has offered this dear person a hand up and not a hand out.  I moved this wonderful friend from a tent and a tarp to a secure roof with a real bathroom today. This friend loves the Lord and has a fresh start. Homelessness has no zip code. Homelessness doesn’t mean hopelessness. I’m so grateful to be part of the journey to plant seeds and watch God harvest exceedingly and abundantly. Keep on Serving, Jaxs

Brittany and her Grandma Nora put a lot of love in making their handmade special blankets. In honor of Grandma Nora’s memory, Brittany gifted FEED MY PEEPS with over a hundred blankets. We blessed them out during Serving Saturday outreach to our homeless friends on the streets of St. Lou. Thank you Britt for sharing the love to keep everyone warm.

Grandma Nora's Special Blankets
Grandma Nora’s Special Blankets

One Peep at A TimeHot off the Press – Jacki’s new book, One Peep At A Time.  Readers will discover an inspirational testimony of how one person can impact the life of another – which ripples out to others. FEED MY PEEPS began in Kenya, Africa with a teenage boy named Koech. He impacted the author’s life, which stirred her heart to serve those in need. Koech passed away at a young age but the difference he made in this world is immeasurable through a little charitable organization called FEED MY PEEPS. One bag of beans, one bag of rice or even one pan of pasta can serve a village or community just “One Peep at a Time.”

“I pray this story will inspire others to step out of their comfort zone to serve those less fortunate,” states the author. “One act of kindness can create a ripple effect which can impact a community. Compassion is contagious and does not have a price tag.”

Jacki Lynne Dirksmeyer is the director of FEED MY PEEPS, which originated in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a seasoned background in hospitality, culinary and ministry. Jacki was awarded the Local Food Hero Award from Gardens to Tables at St. Louis University in 2013. FEED MY PEEPS has also expanded to the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas. Jacki has sown culinary seeds and the harvest is abundant as the network of chefs and market places generously support the movement of FEED MY PEEPS.

The book is available online through Xulon Press, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.  Retailers may order One Peep At A Time through Ingram Book Company or Spring Arbor Book Distributors.

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Please join us for Serving Saturdays on the streets of St. Lou.  We bless out clothing, blankets, snacks and toiletries to our displaced friends.  We offer a hand up not a hand out.  We serve with dignity and love.

Can you host a jean drive for us?  Jeans are gold!!

We serve every Saturday on the corner of 14th and Olive (across from the library) Downtown from 8:00am – 10am.

Please call Jacki (314) 452-8578 if you wish to volunteer for outreach with us.  Serving is Contagious!

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FEED MY PEEPS was blessed to share with Pastor Rebekka Smith at Higher Heights Ministry in North City on February 7th.  We hosted a day of love sharing toys, books, shoes, clothes, household treasures and great eats to a neglected community near Fairground Park.  It’s simply good in our hood!

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It was a pleasure to serve our friends at Mission:  St. Louis who are in the Job and Leadership Training Program.  Thank you Jennifer, Ashley and Lisa for serving a hearty and healthy meal to the men.

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Letter of testimony from Amy Primm, Job and Leadership Training Operations Manager at Mission:  St. Louis:

“FEED MY PEEPS has been a wonderful partner with Mission:  St. Louis to provide meals for our Job and Leadership Training program.  By using tablecloths, china and table decorations, they transform a classroom into a fancy dining room and make our students and volunteers feel like special guests of honor.  We are thankful that they are able to connect with community resources to provide quality meals for our program.  FEED MY PEEPS makes our students feel appreciated and well cared for by serving them a delicious meal!”

 

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FEED MY PEEPS had the pleasure of sharing fresh flowers and fruit with the residents at Calhoun Care Center in Hardin, Illinois.  Grandma Garnell was sleeping through our visit but we left a beautiful orchid in her room for a surprise.  Thank you to Trader Joe’s Brentwood Promenade for sharing with our peeps all the way to Calhoun County!

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We gather every Thursday night for Message and a Meal with our friends at Souldier’s Inc Ministry.   There are no four wall or formal stage.  We serve those less fortunate because they matter on the corner of 10th and Cass (Downtown).  We share the LOVE of Christ through a Message by Preacher Paul Gonnella, a hearty meal and offer clothing to those in need.  Yes, this is Church.

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butterfly haven logo Butterfly Haven Ministry is  dedicated to encouraging and supporting St. Louis, Missouri area foster families and those who just need a little help and encouragement to make it day to day.

Teaching God’s love in action.

Ministering to traditional, medical, behavioral, career, emergency, crisis and respite foster care placements.

MISSION:  Grow – Bloom – Soar

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  • Boys sz 2T, 4T & 5
  • Diaper wipes
  • Laundry soap (gentle and free of scent)
  • Changing table pad
  • New boys and girls socks (all sizes)
  • New boys and girls underwear (all sizes)

 

Maria is my hero as she loves unconditionally on children that have been neglected.  She opens her home and arms to a child and also sibling groups to make a difference.  I believe it’s her calling to rock and love on kids in need.  I know that it’s my calling to provide fresh and nutritious food to her home.  We’re honored to serve the network of foster families with Butterfly Haven.  Blessings and Hugs from Miss Jacki